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Smith, Greg Leitich.
New York : Little Brown, 2003.
IL 5-8
ISBN 0316736813 
So, what do you think?  Can anyone train piranhas to prefer bananas over beef?  Why would anyone want to?  Well, Honoria is about to try to find out.  It's science fair time again and she always goes all out to win.  Shoshei on the other hand is more intent on trying to figure out how to keep his parents from Japanizing him.  Sure he's Japanese but he was adopted into an Irish Catholic family so he doesn't exactly feel he needs to change his whole lifestyle.  And then there's Elias.  Always trying to live up to his parents expectations.  Elias, Honoria and Shoshei are best friends.  And this is the story of the science fair and their friendship.
SUBJECTS:     Science projects -- Fiction.
                        Schools -- Fiction.
                        Japanese Americans -- Fiction.
                        Family life -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Fiction.
                        Chicago (Ill.) -- Fiction.


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